The Program

The ADYPU – School of Medicine curriculum has been carefully developed around international benchmarks and meets the high global standards. It provides pathway for our students to train and work in the United States of America. We have incorporated the USMLE Step 1 Preparatory course requirements in our curriculum thus allowing our students to begin early preparation and to be competent to appear for USMLE Step 1 examination leading to United States Clinical Rotation and residency opportunities.

The curriculum addresses extensive anatomical and physiological understanding of the human body. Behavioral and social sciences, such as psychology and sociology, are integrated into the program. It focuses on the development of professional attitudes, communication skills, decision-making and the ability to cope with uncertainty. Through our program delivery we ensure that the future doctors are trained with the required interpersonal skills, understanding of ethical issues, and sensitivity to the emerging contexts. All through the program patient safety and skillful professional approach is underlined.

In the final semesters the program builds-in preparation for Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE). Qualifying MCI screening test is essential for Indian nationals with foreign medical qualification to practice in India. This systematic and rigorous preparation will make it easier for our students to qualify this exam and practice medicine in any part of India. Similarly interested students are supported with the preparation for MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination) and MCCQE (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination) and PLAB for UK.

  • Year 1 and 2

    Students will learn basic and clinical sciences wherein they will explore the structure and function of human body and will master the art of disease diagnosis among common and rare clinical conditions. To attain this understanding, students will learn basic clinical sciences, such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and immunology. Students will learn to take down case histories, elicit symptoms and signs of diseases. Students will attain clinical skills involving basic life support, physical exams, and practical skills.

  • Years 3 & 4

    This stage of the program focuses on the illnesses and healthcare. Students will learn fundamentals of clinical care, such as diagnosis, clinical assessment, management and treatment of common diseases. In year 3, common diseases in acute and chronic settings are covered whereas year 4 addresses specialties such as obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics and psychiatry. Fundamentals of good medical practice are covered along with topics such as pathology and therapeutics.


Teaching & Learning

Teaching and learning is at the heart of a university. ADYPU uses a range of teaching methods to provide an exemplary learning experience. You are taught the relevant and useful content at an appropriate point in the program using the most suitable facilities and teaching aids. We deploy a various teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, small-group learning, independent learning, visits to hospitals and practioners, full-body dissection, clinical skills laboratory sessions, clinical training with patient contact and learning from the masters around the world through e-learning support.

Case-based Learning

We extensively use case based learning (CBL) so as to ensure equal learning opportunities for the students and the very best of teaching. Case based learning happens in small group where the group is presented with a case and the teaching is done around that case. For example, if there is a patient with an injury on the forehand, you will learn about inflammation during the lecture, you will examine the area of injury in the anatomy lab and during your clinical experience you will learning how to examine the portion of injury.

Problem-solving mindset

We believe that curious and inquisitive doctors, doctors with a problem-solving mindset give their patients the highest standard of care and as such encourage our students to be interactive, participative and reflective. We support students to take responsibility of their own learning and encourage them to take initiatives.

Communication skills

Communication skills are extremely important for the practice of medicine. It is the first thing that the patient notices. We strive to build appropriate communication skills amongst our students so that they are prepared to explain diseases and treatment to the patients and extend vital support when patients are distressed as well as handle complex situations like breaking bad news.

Spiral Curriculum

We follow a spiral curriculum, which means that students will see the same topics again and again with each instance increasing in complexity and reinforcing previous learning. We look at common clinical problems and help you build on your prior learning. This ensures that new information is grasped easily and application of the same in a clinical context becomes simpler.


Assessments are a crucial part of the teaching and learning process. Assessments at ADYPU, Guyana are envisaged in a manner that they are fair, continuous and are meant to support your learning. They are conducted from time to time to test your knowledge and clinical skills. To encourage the students several awards and prizes are instituted for rewarding academic and to recognize high achievers.

We employ a range of assessment methods primarily aimed at assessing the learning outcomes. Depending on the module, we use methods such as Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE), Modified Essay Questions (MEQ), Structured Essay Questions (SEQ), Extended Matching Question (EMQ), Short Answer Questions (SAQ), Viva, Presentations, Log books and role plays.

Clinical Placements

Clinical practice is the soul of medical education. One of the key specialties of ADYPU School of Medicine is the early exposure of this important element in the curriculum. The clinical training begins right from Semester 1 and continues through the program with hands-on opportunity and incremental responsibility of patient management. The clinical practice provides the students with the required breadth of experience and inculcates transferable skills in the student essential for success.

Engaging, Experienced Faculty

Learning transforms who a student is, and what a student can do. Learning is not just an accumulation of skills and information, but also a process of becoming. Education at ADYPU is about learning how to think. Our faculty encourages students not become passive recipients of knowledge, but facilitate their path of discovery. With small class sizes, students are encouraged to think critically and express themselves clearly.

The ADYPU faculty is made up of enthusiastic and experienced full-time faculty members. World-class visiting faculty members from the finest institutions around the world support them.

These faculty members not only share knowledge of their fields and the subjects they teach, but also challenge and inspire students to explore new ways of thinking. The faculty has a lot of real-world experience to share. They constantly encourage students to discover new realms of knowledge. Through reviews of your work, you’ll constantly be challenged to raise your expectations of yourself.


Medicine is a demanding yet extremely rewarding profession. It provides an opportunity to improve people’s health and save lives. It offers a diverse set of career choices. As a qualified medical practioner you would treat patients, conduct research, manage clinics and hospitals, participate in healthcare policy making, teach in universities and undertake many more such vocations. You could practice as a general practioner in a community or work in a hospital. You could manage a hospital or a clinic or work with the Government. Combining the skills of medicine with that of IT you could also explore a totally new array of careers such as e-learning, telemedicine and preventive healthcare. As the focus on preventive healthcare and the management of chronic diseases is increasing, as the population is ageing totally new vocations are opening up.

The Infrastructure

  • A 6-acre campus with ultra-modern facilities
  • An architecturally efficient 95,000 sq. ft. building that serves as the learning centre
  • A charter from the President and Ministry of Health of Guyana, provisionally approved by NAC
  • WHO and WDMS are enlisted (will be displayed once the School begins in August 2018)
  • Technologically advanced classrooms
  • Modern lab equipment

The Accommodation

We understand that for most of you, it would be the first experience of living by yourself and that too so far from your country. Don’t worry. We provide a safe, secure and sociable accommodation in a welcoming environment so that you instantly feel like home. We have special services to help you settle, understand the local geography and nuances and provide for your different needs.

We offer students with an excellent catering service that serves various choices and preferences. We offer Indian food, pure vegetarian food besides the international cuisine.

Course Fee and Expenses

The biggest differentiator and benefit of taking up this course is getting high quality medical education at affordable fees that are within the reach of many.

Other Student Benefits

The entire duration of the course offers certain benefits to the students, at different points of time. This includes:

  • Latest and modern infrastructure
  • Cafeteria with Indian food, completely vegetarian option
  • Health facility with on-call doctor
  • Digital and physical library
  • Support for USMLE - 1 & Exit Test, FMGE Exam integrated in the program curriculum
  • Experiential program delivery
  • Tie-up with local hospitals for internships
  • Visa counseling support for international students
  • Health Insurance (Annual, for the period of stay in Guyana)
  • One-time health check-up upon arrival at campus
Guyana Campus
  • Ajeenkya D Y Patil University at Turkeyen,
    Tract C, Plantation Pattensen, South Railway Embankment, Georgetown, Guyana.
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